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Film Review: Boyhood (2014) 0
by / on September 4, 2014 at 8:45 am / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film, Melbourne International Film Festival

Film Review: Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood is writer/director Richard Linklater’s testament film. A masterpiece, destined to be remembered as one of the best films of the decade (if not the best). Following a similar framework as his ‘Before’ trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight) which has so far chronicled the relationship of a couple from the idealism of their mid-twenties to the realities […]

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Film Review: Lucy (2014) 0
by / on August 5, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film

Film Review: Lucy (2014)

Based on the widespread misconception that humans only ever use 10% of their brain capacity, Lucy takes this very basic premise and asks what would happen if they were able to access it all. Written and directed by Luc Besson, who started his career with such incredible promise and made the cult masterpiece The Professional (or Leon) before spending the […]

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Film Blerg: Last Vegas (2013) 0
by / on February 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film

Film Blerg: Last Vegas (2013)

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) are childhood friends, constantly adjusting to the fact that they’re ageing. They lead separate lives across the United States, but are brought together by Billy’s engagement. The lifelong bachelor has finally decided to settle down, not so surprisingly with a much younger and incredibly blonde woman, […]

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Film Review: 47 Ronin (2013) 2
by / on January 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm / in Film

Film Review: 47 Ronin (2013)

Set in Edo era Japan, 47 Ronin follows a band of disgraced samurai who have been stripped of their rank following the death of their lord.  To reclaim their pride, the collective seek to murder the malevolent Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) who framed their kindly Lord Asano and holds his daughter captive behind a 1,000 strong army. Leading the pack […]

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Film Review: About Time (2013) 0
by / on October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm / in Film

Film Review: About Time (2013)

At the end of the day, it seems cheesy, but other than love, what is there really worth going back in time for? Everything else is icing if you have a happy family and a few good laughs. A real first date winner.

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Film Review: R.I.P.D (2013) 1
by / on September 12, 2013 at 11:34 pm / in Film

Film Review: R.I.P.D (2013)

R.I.P.D desperately strains to get laughs where it can and they only really come from Roy and Nick’s avatars, a Victoria’s Secret model and a short, elderly Chinese man respectively. But even then, the joke is milked way too much and by the end the audience is so unbelievably sick of it.

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Film Review: The World’s End (2013) 1
by / on July 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film

Film Review: The World’s End (2013)

It has been more than 10 years since Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright teamed up to make Shaun Of The Dead, thus beginning the aptly named “Cornetto Trilogy”, and finally, the trilogy comes to a close with The World’s End.

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Film Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (2013) 0
by / on July 2, 2013 at 9:17 am / in Current Theatrical Releases, Documentary

Film Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (2013)

In his new documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) focuses his attention onto the freedom-fighting website Wikileaks and its infamous release of thousands of restricted military reports from the US Army.  Gibney skillfully threads interviews, reenactments and archival […]

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Film Review: Fast & Furious 6 (2013) 0
by / on May 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film

Film Review: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

If you’re willing to suppress rational thought, Fast & Furious 6 is exhilarating and often humorous, sometimes unintentionally so.

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Film Review: Oblivion (2013) 0
by / on April 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film

Film Review: Oblivion (2013)

If there really are extraterrestrial lifeforms observing Earth from somewhere in the depths of space, it’s safe to conclude that humanity’s epic love/hate relationship with Tom Cruise would be a source of particular fascination. After all, he is routinely condemned by many due to his role as the very public face of Scientology.

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